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About erinrockrun

Erin Rock is a master's athlete, NASM personal trainer and USA Triathlon certified coach. She and her wonderful Irish husband Damien have two fur babies. When not on the bike or roads, she can be found plant-based cooking, reading non-fiction, or trying to break the world record for number of grocery bags carried on her arms in one trip.

Rare Opportunity For Masters Runners and Spectators in Lexington, KY

This July, runners from across the country will converge in the heart of the bluegrass for the USA Track and Field Masters Outdoor National Championship. This four day meet will host events on Thursday, July 28 through Sunday July 31 … Continue reading

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Carmel Marathon Race Report

Until recently, I was a triathlete who dabbled in marathons. All four marathons I did (other than my first) involved a lot of biking and swimming during the build, and not that much run mileage. But in 2019, I broke … Continue reading

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Greenville Half Marathon: Race Report

As light at the end of the pandemic tunnel began to appear, my athletes (and myself) were chomping on the bit to find a live, in person event. I read about the Greenville Half, touted as the “fastest half in … Continue reading

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You Can’t.

“You Can’t.” There are not many two-word phrases in the English language that are more powerful than this pair. How many life paths have reached a dead end after hearing this phrase? How many dreams have been denied? How many … Continue reading

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Workout Anxiety Is Real

The other morning I was doing my leg swings and chatting with a few runners prior to a run. I mentioned I was apprehensive about an upcoming interval workout that was still five days away. “I’m surprised you worry about … Continue reading

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Indy Women’s Half Marathon Race Report: 2020

In a pandemic year, it is close to impossible to find a competitive race with a sizeable field.  When I first heard wind of the Indy Women’s Half Marathon, it sounded too good to be true.  This all women’s race … Continue reading

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Virtual Road Race Strategy 101

In these times of Coronavirus, most endurance athletes are taking one of two options.  The first option is base-building.  These athletes are putting in the training volume, mostly easy, as they anticipate a fast fall (and hopefully one filled with … Continue reading

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A1A Marathon Race Report

I’ve never enjoyed the marathon distance. After my first one (Hudson Mohawk Marathon in 2010) I crossed the finish line and swore I wouldn’t do another one. But I felt obligated to do Boston the following spring, so that happened. … Continue reading

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Breaking 90 (Monumental Half Race Report)

I am not usually one to write race reports, but since this has been a long time goal I want to get it in print before I start forgetting the details.  Although I focused on triathlons this season, I had … Continue reading

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2019 USAT Duathlon Nationals in Greenville, SC: Race Report

Rocksport Training’s first official group trip took place in Greenville, SC, after several of our members elected to compete in this early season race. We booked an AirBnB, and traveled down from Lexington, KY (and Louisville) with plans to race … Continue reading

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